HSI (Hispanic-Serving Institution) Initiatives
Since the fall of 2019, Texas Tech University has been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). This federal designation enables Texas Tech to apply for grant funding to better resource, access, retain, and graduate Hispanic students. While this designation is centered on minoritized, rural, low-income, and Pell-eligible students, the funding from these grants creates broader resources benefiting all students. To achieve this status, Campus Access & Engagement and other campus partners gathered data to become a Title III- and Title V-eligible institution and show Hispanic, full-time enrolled, undergraduate enrollment was at 25% beginning in the fall of 2017. The Texas Tech community is proud of its HSI designation and works to continue ensuring access and opportunity to all students through the benefits of this designation.
As an HSI, Texas Tech University establishes and strengthens the campus with a culture that serves all Red Raiders. Using programs and professional development opportunities, we are able to foster a sense of belonging, especially around first-generation students and underserved populations that support student enrollment, retention and graduation rates.
With these values, we can educate, elevate and strengthen the university's identity and commitment to serving as an HSI through greater engagement with the Lubbock community.
It is an honor that Texas Tech University is designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the federal government, as it allows for grant funds to be used to strengthen the entire campus body. Being an HSI allows Texas Tech to foster a sense of community throughout campus and establish a serving culture among students, faculty, staff and the administration. These values help to identify existing resources and assets to benefit all students, especially first-generation and historically underserved populations.
Programs & Initiatives
Hispanic-Serving Institution Week: This week includes events and discussions to foster and promote conversations about the benefits of being a Hispanic-Serving Institution. All events and programs during the weeklong celebration are open to the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities.
For additional information, please contact:
Jarett T. Lujan, Ph.D.
Sara Martinez, M.Ed
Title V. HSI Grant Program Manager
Prospective and current students needing assistance, please contact:
Saidi Soliz, M.A.
Sasha G. González, M.Ed.